Carnarvon Road, Southend on-Sea

Client:   Hollybrook

Contractor:   Hollybrook

Architect:   ATP Group

Location:   Southend on-Sea

Balconies:   42

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Challenges at Carnarvon Road

The main challenge at Carnarvon Road was the intricate design of the balconies to incorporate unique details and a variety of balustrading.

The custom gold colour specified for the balustrades was also a challenge as it could not be achieved with powder-coated aluminium to the standard required.

Solutions at Carnarvon Road

To achieve the intricate design specified at Carnarvon Road the design team used a mix of vertical bar and solid panel balustrades. The solid panels featured a unique seashell design laser cut requiring custom programming.

To meet the requirements for the colour of the balustrades hot zinc sprayed and powder coated mild steel was chosen.

Installation Process

Step 1: Top-fix anchors were fixed into the precast slab & incorporated thermal break connections offering superior rigidity to the balconies.

Step 2: Cassette® balconies were preassembled offsite, including the balustrades, decking & soffits.

Step 3: Cassette® balconies were transported with balconies ‘nested’ onto each pallet making transport both cost effective & safe. Balconies were pre-slung offsite ready for installation upon arrival.

Step 4: Once lifted into position, the Cassettes® simply Glide-On™ to the pre-erected support arms, before completing the simple mechanical fixings.

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